Em Sued Over Bus Accident

Eminem has been slapped with a lawsuit over a July tour bus accident in western Missouri.

The suit was filed August 25th in St. Louis by Michigan truck driver Breck Wyngarden and his wife, Ascension “Tina” Wyngarden. It names Eminem (real name Marshall Mathers), bus driver Charlie Dilligard and tour bus company Entertainment Coaches of America.

The couple is seeking unspecified damages.

The accident happened July 13th as the “Anger Management” tour was rolling to Denver after a concert in Chicago, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Mathers was not on the bus but seven people on the tour were among 11 sent to the hospital. Seven vehicles were involved.

The Wyngardens’ attorney, Jeff Lowe, claimed the bus swerved to avoid a collision and struck the side of the couple’s tractor-trailer. The lawsuit says Breck Wyngarden suffered rib injuries while his wife injured her head, neck and back.

Two motorcycle riders and a motorcycle passenger were also hospitalized.

Among those injured on the tour bus were Dilligard; Em’s DJ, Alchemist (real name Alan Maman); and Stanley Benton, an Eminem protege who goes by the name Status Quo.

Em recently canceled a 10-date European tour citing exhaustion. His publicist has said he is undergoing treatment for a dependancy on sleep medication.